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Economy May 29Europe’s social welfare net shows signs of wear from virus
Europe’s extensive social welfare net is showing signs of fraying under economic strain from the coronavirus. Protests erupted Friday for the second day in Spain against layoffs by French carmaker Renault, and Italy’s chief central banker warned that ’’uncertainty is…
Economy May 26France deploys $8.8 billion to rescue ailing car industry
French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a plan to save the country's car industry from huge losses wrought by virus lockdowns, including a big boost for electric vehicles.
World May 23Zero cases in China as virus surges in Latin America, India
New coronavirus cases dropped to zero in China for the first time Saturday but surged in India. And they overwhelmed hospitals across Latin America, both in countries lax about lockdowns and those lauded for firm, early confinement.
Economy May 01Around the world, virus worries haunt workers demanding rights on May Day
Millions of workers worldwide are marking international labor day trapped between hunger and fear because of the virus pandemic, either with no job at all or a job without enough health protections.
Economy Apr 29Making public transit safe a next hurdle in easing lockdowns
Public transportation systems in cities around the world are key to getting workers back on the job and restarting devastated economies as coronavirus infections decline. Yet officials say mass transit will have to be re-imagined for the pandemic era.
World Apr 28New Zealand tames virus as France, Spain announce lockdown exit plans
France and Spain were laying out separate roadmaps Tuesday for lifting their lockdowns, while signs emerged that the virus has been all but vanquished in New Zealand and Australia.
Health Apr 23Virus pushes U.S. unemployment toward highest since Depression
Unemployment in the U.S. is swelling to levels last seen during the Great Depression, with 1 in 6 American workers thrown out of work by the coronavirus.
World Apr 23Virus warnings urge safety over tradition during Ramadan
he coronavirus pandemic is cutting off the world's 1.8 billion Muslims from their cherished Ramadan traditions as health officials battle to ward off new infections during Islam's holiest month, haunted by multiple outbreaks traced to previous religious gatherings.
Nation Apr 01WATCH: As New York death toll doubles, Cuomo ponders ‘how does it end?’
New York authorities rushed to bring in an army of medical volunteers Wednesday as the statewide death toll from the coronavirus doubled in 72 hours to more than 1,900 and the wail of ambulances in the otherwise eerily quiet streets…
Arts Jan 14Spike Lee will be the first black person to lead Cannes Film Festival jury
American director Spike Lee will lead the jury of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the first black person to hold the post in the event’s 73-year history.